You’ll have to get here a bit later than you expected, as Warner Bros. has announced that it will delay the release of DEADLY COMBAT, but luckily it’s not a big delay. The film was slated to debut on April 16, but will now hit theaters and HBO Max on 23 avril.
As someone who has rarely had a chance to play the original games and hasn’t even seen the original 1995 movie (I know, I know), I’m strangely pumped for this new incarnation of Mortal combat, especially since director Simon McQuoid has previously said he will push his R rating to the limit ” We wanted to push the [blood, gore and fatalities] up to the limit,“McQuoid said, but he added that there is obviously a”point where the film becomes unplayable if you push it too far, and that would be a very unwise return on investment for the studio. But from day one, it’s been, “Okay, we’re doing this and we’re going to do it right.”“If you are still hungry for more Mortal combat Goodness, be sure to check out our 50 things to know about Steve Seigh’s Mortal Kombat, as well as his on-set interviews with the cast and crew.
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The official synopsis of Mortal combat:
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to being beaten for money, ignores his legacy – or why Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer to ‘another world, to hunt down Cole. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole sets out to find Sonya Blade under the direction of Jax, a special forces major who carries the same strange dragon marking Cole was born. Soon he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an ancient God and protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to take on Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the world. ‘universe. But will Cole be pushed enough to unlock his arcane – the immense power of his soul – in time to not only save his family, but also stop Outworld once and for all?
Mortal combat will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on 23 avril 2021.